Every company in Mexico requires an RFC number. In this quickstart guide, we make a summary of the important aspects of the RFC number, which is an essential part of your company registration in Mexico.
What is the RFC number?
In Mexico, the RFC stands for ‘Registro Federal de Contribuyentes’ in its Spanish abbreviation. Essentially, it is a 13-digit alphanumeric number for any physical person and a 12-digit alphanumeric number for any moral/legal person (a company) in Mexico. It is used in most procedures either with public or private entities.
What government agency provides the RFC number?
SAT provides the RFC number to physical or moral persons. SAT stands for ‘Sistema de Adminstración Tributaria’ in its Spanish abbreviation, and is the Mexican government agency that enforces customs and taxation in Mexico.
When is the RFC number provided?
When forming a company in Mexico, the RFC number is provided by SAT once the company has been successfully registered in the Mexican Registries. After the company is created, an appointment is made in the SAT offices with all the necessary documentation to process and activate the RFC. This is the final step to having a company fully operational.
What documentation is required to activate the company RFC number?
SAT offices require the following documentation/information to activate a company RFC:
Official document of incorporation (certified copy).
Proof of registered address.
Power of attorney in case of legal representation (certified copy).
Valid identification of the Legal Representative of the company.
For foreign shareholders, a generic RFC has to be included for compliance.
Depending on the type of organization, additional documents might be required.
Easyco and your RFC number. What to expect?
The RFC number activation is an essential part of your company formation service, Easyco corporate experts ensure you the successful procurement and activation of your RFC number in Mexico along with all the company requirements you may need. Expect this to be one of the final steps when creating your company.
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Our video below provides a step-by-step summary of your company’s incorporation process in Mexico. You can also visit the video’s detailed company formation article here.
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